ThatJeffSmith

A Year on Twitter

After a year of tweeting my brains out for the past year, I have some data I could talk about

Boring stuff, even meaningless one could argue.

Number of followers, number of Re-Tweets, number of lists, my Klout (link) score – ALL BORING.

When I try to convince someone to join Twitter, I never reference these slightly less than meaningless metrics. I talk about the REAL value of Twitter – the relationships I’ve cultivated or even the money I’ve made. Let me say this, I’m not here for the money. But who doesn’t like money?

Professionally speaking, this past year has also been one of most satisfying ones of my career. I think Twitter had a lot to do with that. I know more than a few of you probably found the job you’re currently in via Twitter – not through LinkedIn or even Monster.com.

I’ve only met in person a handful of the folks I have met on Twitter. But I would have never met those people without Twitter.

I love it.

But what about you? If you’re not getting anything out of it, you’re probably doing it wrong. Or maybe you’re just on the wrong social media platform.